A half hour script written by Michael Showalter and Christina Lee has been purchased by Fox. Fox and Warner Bros. TV the network and studio behind the new multicamera comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter, have bought the script which will be titled I Hate Your Friends, which will be a new multicamera comedy project.
The show will center on a couple who falls in love and think that they have found the one, until they meet each other's friends. Which is pretty much exactly what it says in the title. Showalter and Lee will executive produce and Peter Pricipato and Paul Young will join them in their producing duties.
Showalter is the co-creator/director/star of Comedy Central's Michael & Michael Have Issues. Lee and Showalter met while she as a development executive for Comedy Central in their New York office and one of the executives in charge of Michael & Michael.
Showlater has also written for Comedy Central's Stella, MTV's The State and the feature The Baxter and Wet Hot American Summer. Lee has a first look producing deal with MTV, while this is the second occasion in which Principato and Young have worked on a comedy project at Fox.
To me this sounds like it could be a combination of FX's The League and CBS's long running comedy How I Met Your Mother, with the cyncical tongue of the latter and the sweet and romantic aura of the former.
What do people think? Will I Hate Your Friends get picked up? Can people instantly relate to the story?